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7 Ways to Burn Fat and Boost Your Metabolism

by DrPrem Jagyasi

If fat burning were easy, we would all look like supermodels. Sadly it isn’t, which is why the diet and exercise industry is worth billions. There are plenty of shortcuts to fat loss. CoolsculptingNJ treatments will help, as will a lucrative contract to produce a weight loss DVD, but if you want a few more ideas to help you burn your problem fat, read this article.

 

Sleep Well

Sweet dreams

Sleep plays a surprisingly important role in our metabolism. When we don’t get enough sleep, it affects the adrenal glands, which in turn produce more adrenalin and keep us up at night. It really is a vicious circle. The less you sleep, the more stressed you are. Too much stress leads to extra visceral fat storage. Not good!

Skip the Crash Diets

Young woman having breakfast. Balanced diet

If you are a pro at crash diets, you are probably all too aware of the boom and bust cycle where you lose weight fast, only to regain it again a few weeks or months later. The problem with crash diets is that they cause the metabolism to slow down and your body stores fat in response. You are much better off eating a nutrient rich diet that keeps you full and satisfied.

Eat Protein!

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Most of us don’t eat anywhere near enough protein in our diet. We are all too used to stuffing our faces with carbohydrates instead. If you want to boost calorie burn, take a protein shake to the gym, eat lots of lean meat and snack on nuts between meals.

Move around More

Young Woman Walking Down Steps by a Building in the City

I’m sure you understand the importance of exercise, but in today’s busy world, it can be hard to find the time to visit the gym or go for a run before work. One way to boost your metabolism if you are struggling to fit exercise into your daily routine is to move around as much as possible. This can be achieved in a multitude of different ways, from standing up to eat to taking the stairs instead of using the elevator.

Drink Coffee

coffee

Coffee contains caffeine (unless you go for a decaffeinated variety). This is great for your metabolism, as it raises it by up to 8%. If you love your morning cup of Java, this could net you an extra 175 calories a day, which is certainly enough to make a difference! You can achieve a similar result by drinking tea, as tea contains catechins, which also boosts your metabolism.

Eat Spicy Foods

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If you love hot, spicy food, this next tip should please you to no end. Spicy food fires up the metabolism; so, more chili you eat, better it is for you. You don’t need to wolf down some Carolina Reaper chili, but a few extra chili flakes in your meals will add extra flavor and burn a few more calories.

Have Sex

Loving couple

Sex is a great fat burning exercise, but you need to be fairly energetic to enjoy results. The good news is that it’s also fun, so you can boast about how much you are enjoying your new exercise regime.

If you try all of the above and notice no difference, have a health check to rule out any underlying metabolic disorders.

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